Weekly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (38)

 The Consciousness of Embodied Cognition, Affordances, and the Brain brain [x] consciousness [x] experience [x] phenomenal [x] add tag Latest Results for Topoi on 2017-9-21 5:00am Abstract Tony Chemero advances the radical thesis that cognition and consciousness are actually the same thing. I question this conclusion. Even if we are the brain–body environmental synergies that Chemero and others claim, we will not be able to conclude that consciousness... Read more →

A Reformulation of von Neumann’s Postulates on Quantum Measurement by Using Two Theorems in Clifford Algebra

Elio Conte According to a procedure previously introduced from Y. Ilamed and N. Salingaros, we start giving proof of two existing Clifford algebras, the Si that has isomorphism with that one of Pauli matrices and the Ni,±1 where Ni stands for the dihedral Clifford algebra. The salient feature is that we show that the Ni,±1 may be obtained from the Si algebra when we... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (37)

Time in the theory of relativity: on natural clocks, proper time, the clock hypothesis, and all that  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-9-15 9:50pm GMT Bacelar Valente, Mario (2013) Time in the theory of relativity: on natural clocks, proper time, the clock hypothesis, and all that. [Preprint] The relativity of simultaneity and presentism  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (36)

From Euclidean Geometry to Knots and Nets  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-9-09 2:25am GMT Larvor, Brendan (2017) From Euclidean Geometry to Knots and Nets. [Preprint] Classical analogue of the Unruh effect. (arXiv:1709.02200v1 [gr-qc])  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-09 1:51am GMT Authors: Ulf Leonhardt, Itay Griniasty, Sander Wildeman, Emmanuel Fort, Mathias Fink In the Unruh effect an observer with constant acceleration... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (35)

S-matrix interpretation in categorical quantum mechanics. (arXiv:1708.09383v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-02 2:02am GMT Authors: Xiao-Kan Guo We study the $S$-matrix interpretation of quantum theory in light of Categotical Quantum Mechanics. The $S$-matrix interpretation of quantum theory is shown to be a functorial semantics relating the algebras of quantum theory to the effective $S$-matrix formalism. Consequently, issues such as... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (34)

Bound states and the Special Composition Question  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-8-25 6:53pm GMT McKenzie, Kerry and Muller, F.A. (2017) Bound states and the Special Composition Question. [Preprint] On the Mass of Atoms in Molecules: Beyond the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation  Recent Articles in Phys. Rev. X on 2017-8-25 2:00pm GMT Author(s): Arne Scherrer, Federica Agostini, Daniel Sebastiani,... Read more →

Determining the Quantum Expectation Value by Measuring a Single Photon: The first realisation of quantum protective measurements

F. Piacentini, A. Avella, E. Rebufello, R. Lussana, F. Villa, A. Tosi, M. Gramegna, G. Brida, E. Cohen, L. Vaidman, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese Quantum mechanics, one of the keystones of modern physics, exhibits several peculiar properties, differentiating it from classical mechanics. One of the most intriguing is that variables might not have definite values. A complete quantum description provides only probabilities for obtaining various eigenvalues of a quantum variable.... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (33)

No smooth beginning for spacetime. (arXiv:1705.00192v2 [hep-th] UPDATED)  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2017-8-19 8:40am GMT Authors: Job Feldbrugge, Jean-Luc Lehners, Neil Turok We identify a fundamental obstruction to any theory of the beginning of the universe, formulated as a semiclassical path integral. Hartle and Hawking's no boundary proposal and Vilenkin's tunneling proposal are examples of such theories. Each may be formulated as... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (32)

Adiabatic Theorem for Quantum Spin Systems  PRL: General Physics: Statistical and Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information, etc. on 2017-8-11 2:00pm GMT Author(s): S. Bachmann, W. De Roeck, and M. Fraas The first proof of the quantum adiabatic theorem was given as early as 1928. Today, this theorem is increasingly applied in a many-body context, e.g., in quantum annealing and in studies... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (31)

Imaging Uncertainty  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-8-04 7:15pm GMT Eva, Benjamin and Hartmann, Stephan (2017) Imaging Uncertainty. [Preprint] The Chances of Propensities  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-8-04 7:14pm GMT Suárez, Mauricio (2016) The Chances of Propensities. [Preprint] The Relativistic Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Argument  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-8-04 7:11pm GMT... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (30)

What can (mathematical) categories tell us about space-time?  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-7-28 8:23pm GMT Sanders, Ko (2015) What can (mathematical) categories tell us about space-time? In: UNSPECIFIED. Time Symmetric Quantum Theory Without Retrocausality. (arXiv:1707.08641v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-7-28 2:25am GMT Authors: Tim Maudlin In their recent paper "Is a Time Symmetric Interpretation of... Read more →